We had beautiful weather and great entertainment (Lonnie Key and the Texas Connection), Minis and Friends, fun contests (NAMI Barks and NAMI Wheels), face-painting, wonderful volunteers, FUNdraisers, walkers, sponsors, and Honorary Chairs (Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Judge Nancy Hohengarten.)
Our photographer, Jorge Reyes, took lots of pictures and we will share those soon.
Our Media Sponsor, FOX 7 (click to see the video!), news gave us great coverage with Keri Bellacosa as our MC for the Walk. This year we also added an announcer, Cynthia Croft, who helped keep everyone informed about the morning’s activities.
Together, we raised $258,000 of our $265,000 goal, making NAMI Austin one of only two Walks in the country achieving 97% of their goal. THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this day so successful and festive.